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2017 Speakers & Chairs

The NHS R&D Forum are pleased to announce that the following speakers will be presenting sessions at the 2017 Annual NHS R&D Forum Conference in Manchester on the 15th & 16th May 2017.

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Gill Phazey

Job Title: Senior Leadership Development Manager
Organisation: NHS North West Leadership Academy


Gill has worked within the NHS for all of her post academic career undertaking a variety of roles within the learning and development arena. She has a passion for development and has been keen to hone her skills in a range of roles from educational Project Manager to Learning and Organisational Development Manager. These roles have allowed her to experience and lead all elements of the development cycle, from design and delivery, to evaluation of learning interventions in multiple topic areas. Gill has an MSc in Organisational Psychology from Manchester Business School and certificates in psychometric testing, and has been able to utilise this knowledge to inform her approach to learning activity. As well as her formal roles, Gill has been keen to develop her wider skill set by undertaking a range of independent assignments from designing learning materials to evaluating leadership programmes. Gill is also a mentor with the North West Mentoring scheme and a careers champion for the North Western Deanery, as well as an MBTI facilitator. From November 2014 Gill is undertaking a new role with the NHS North West Leadership Academy as a Senior Leadership Development Manager, supporting the commissioning and strategic direction of leadership development activity for senior NHS leaders across the region. Gill has also undertaken several research projects looking at professional development needs of experienced doctors and the impact of  coaching interventions, and enjoys applying research techniques to her practice. She has been an associate with the NHS R&D North West team for the past two years and continues to enjoy this role.

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